On Wednesday September 28th something very exciting is happening at The Women’s Organisation and YOU are invited! Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst will be visiting Liverpool for an in-conversation event with our CEO; Maggie O’Carroll – ‘What Would Our Great Grandmother’s Say?’
We will be celebrating how far we have come over the past 20 years in improving women’s economic development, speaking about the changes in women’s lives over the last century and of course, asking Helen – What would your Great Grandmother say?
Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to the humanitarian and development agency CARE International, a Board Member of ActionAid, and a Visiting Professor at the LSE and at Manchester Metropolitan University. She works partly in Ethiopia supporting the development of programs focused on the interests and needs of women and girls. In the UK, she is a public speaker and writer on feminist issues.
Maggie O’Carroll is the CEO of The Women’s Organisation, the largest developer and deliverer of enterprise support targeting women in the UK. Maggie successfully started and grew her own management consultancy business in the early 1990’s and in 1996 she started The Women’s Organisation. Maggie has driven the creation of a £5.3m Women’s International Centre for Economic Development based in Liverpool hosting business support, incubation, education, and research, policy development and advocacy services.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the20th Century, stating; ‘She shaped an idea of women for our time, she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back.’
So on Wednesday September 28th – we are inviting you to be part of this very special event! A conversation with Helen Pankhurst and The Women’s Organisation CEO; Maggie O’Carroll – it’s the feminist event of the year – and we would be delighted to have you join us!
Tickets are just £5 and they are selling out pretty quickly already – so if you’d like to come along we suggest you move fast! All profits from this event will be donated to Helen’s charity CARE International